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Are CDs Still Worth It? 10 Rollover Ideas Before Your CD Matures
Oct 24

Are CDs Still Worth It? 10 Rollover Ideas Before Your CD Matures

With your certificate of deposit (CD) about to roll over, now’s the time to ask, are CDs worth it? Sure, you love the safety of investing in an FDIC-insured product, but CD yields have been scraping historical lows and show few signs, according to expert projections, of going up anytime soon. Do you just robotically

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10 Reasons Convenience Checks Are Dangerous to Your Financial Health
Oct 15

10 Reasons Convenience Checks Are Dangerous to Your Financial Health

Your credit card company absolutely loves you for being a loyal, punctual, bill-paying customer, and now wants to show you its appreciation by making you a fantastic limited-time offer. In a letter personally addressed to you and highlighted in red, you’ve been invited to use an enclosed set of credit card convenience checks however you please.

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How to Accept Credit Cards for Your Small Business
Jul 31

How to Accept Credit Cards for Your Small Business

If you’re getting ready to start a small business, or already have one up and running but need to expand your method of payment acceptance, you’ll want to know about the different ways you can accept credit or debit card payments from your customers. Not many years ago, anyone who wanted to start a small

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Mortgage Rates Show Slight Drop
Jul 29

Mortgage Rates Show Slight Drop

Mortgage rates fell slightly for the first time since May, as of the close of the week of July 19.

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Debit Transactions Growing in Volume, Shrinking in Size
Aug 23

Debit Transactions Growing in Volume, Shrinking in Size

Year over year, and despite regulations on the industry, consumers are turning to debit in greater numbers. Debit offers better control over spending, and greater ease for consumers. But because of the Durbin amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act, which limits the amount banks can charge for debit swipes, the industry is likely hurting from this

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The Wealthy Prepare to Move Their Bankrolls
Jul 23

The Wealthy Prepare to Move Their Bankrolls

The upcoming expiration of a generous deposit-insurance law may have the “1 percent” and cash-heavy savers scrambling to safeguard the large amounts of funds they have stored in certain bank accounts.

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Weekly Wrap: Regulatory Catch-Up
Jul 21

Weekly Wrap: Regulatory Catch-Up

The relationship between regulators and business is, to say the least, a tense one. By its very nature, the relationship requires that regulators constantly be playing catch-up to business, and because of this the two can easily get into some serious spats. With technology rapidly changing the way we move money around, and with a

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Despite Falling Rates, Rewards Checking Still Viable for Savers
Jul 17

Despite Falling Rates, Rewards Checking Still Viable for Savers

Finding a solid return on your savings is a tough task in today’s low interest-rate environment. Savings accounts and certificates of deposit (CDs) fail to impress diligent savers, who’ve watched rates sink in recent years. Rewards checking accounts have also seen rates plummet. But they remain relatively attractive for some savers.

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Teens Hate Wall Street: Why It’s a Good Thing
Jul 16

Teens Hate Wall Street: Why It’s a Good Thing

Teen angst is likely as old as the concept of a teenager, and in modern days has kept afloat plenty of industries: parenting books, Hot Topic, screamo and studded things. It’s an important stage in one’s adolescence, to hate everything in society that prevents you, a 16-year-old, from really achieving what you think you’re capable

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Weekly Wrap: Switching Things Up
Jul 14

Weekly Wrap: Switching Things Up

It came out this week that Republican candidate for President, Mitt Romney, actually worked at Bain Capital, his private equity fund, for a couple years longer than he has claimed publicly. Whether this matters or not will take some time to sort out, but it won’t be the last we hear of it this year,

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